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Sacha Baron Cohen sarcastically thanks the ‘all-white Hollywood Foreign Press’

Sacha Baron Cohen‘s politically-charged sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm earned two awards on Sunday night during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

And the comedian, 49, came out swinging as he sarcastically thanked the ‘all-white’ Hollywood Foreign Press Association during his initial acceptance speech, before ripping into his nemesis – and unsuspecting costar – Rudy Giuliani.

Later on in the show, Cohen joked that former president Donald Trump was ‘contesting’ his ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical’ win.

Winner! Sacha Baron Cohen's politically-charged sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm earned two awards on Sunday night during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Winner! Sacha Baron Cohen's politically-charged sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm earned two awards on Sunday night during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Winner! Sacha Baron Cohen’s politically-charged sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm earned two awards on Sunday night during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Taking digs: And the comedian, 49, came out swinging as he sarcastically thanked the 'all-white' Hollywood Foreign Press Association during his initial acceptance speech, before ripping into his nemesis - and unsuspecting costar - Rudy Giuliani

Taking digs: And the comedian, 49, came out swinging as he sarcastically thanked the 'all-white' Hollywood Foreign Press Association during his initial acceptance speech, before ripping into his nemesis - and unsuspecting costar - Rudy Giuliani

Taking digs: And the comedian, 49, came out swinging as he sarcastically thanked the 'all-white' Hollywood Foreign Press Association during his initial acceptance speech, before ripping into his nemesis - and unsuspecting costar - Rudy Giuliani

Taking digs: And the comedian, 49, came out swinging as he sarcastically thanked the 'all-white' Hollywood Foreign Press Association during his initial acceptance speech, before ripping into his nemesis - and unsuspecting costar - Rudy Giuliani

Taking digs: And the comedian, 49, came out swinging as he sarcastically thanked the ‘all-white’ Hollywood Foreign Press Association during his initial acceptance speech, before ripping into his nemesis – and unsuspecting costar – Rudy Giuliani

Besides his Best Actor in a Comedy nod, Cohen’s highly anticipated Borat sequel also walked away with the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical.

‘Thank you to the all-white Hollywood Foreign Press,’ began the English comedian, who was referencing to the recent uproar around the absence of black journalist in the HFPA. 

He then went on to thank his ‘costar,’ with audiences at home automatically assuming he was referring to actress Maria Bakalova, who played Borat’s 15-year-old daughter in the film. 

But in actuality, Cohen was jokingly gushing over his ‘costar’ Rudy Giuliani, who he admitted ‘this film could not have been possible’ without.

‘Who could get more laughs out of one unzipping? Incredible,’ he continued, referencing to Giuliani’s infamous hand-in-pants moment during a hotel scene with Maria.

Contest? Later on in the show, Cohen joked that former president Donald Trump was 'contesting' his 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical' win

Contest? Later on in the show, Cohen joked that former president Donald Trump was 'contesting' his 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical' win

Contest? Later on in the show, Cohen joked that former president Donald Trump was ‘contesting’ his ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical’ win

Rudy has since insisted that he performed the action in order to adjust his microphone and that it was void of inappropriate intent.

Sacha continued: ‘Our movie was just the beginning for him. Rudy went on to star in a string of comedy films, including Four Seasons Landscaping, Hair Dye Another Day and the courtroom drama A Very Public Fart.’

After ruthlessly laying into Giuliani, Sacha put his jokes to rest and went on to thank those who made the Borat sequel possible.

When returning to the screen to accept his Best Actor honor, Sacha made sure his political bases were covered, as he openly mocked Donald Trump’s outrage over the recent presidential election.

Guess who's back? Besides his Best Actor in a Comedy nod, Cohen's highly anticipated Borat sequel also walked away with the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical

Guess who's back? Besides his Best Actor in a Comedy nod, Cohen's highly anticipated Borat sequel also walked away with the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical

Guess who’s back? Besides his Best Actor in a Comedy nod, Cohen’s highly anticipated Borat sequel also walked away with the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical

‘Hold on, Donald Trump is contesting the result,’ began Cohen as he pretended to hold a phone to his ear. 

He was joined on screen by his wife of over 10 years, Isla Fisher, who could hardly contain her laughter.

‘He’s claiming that a lot of dead people voted, which is a very rude thing to say about the HFPA,’ Sacha quipped.

This year’s Golden Globes ceremony, which usually takes place in early January, was pushed back to February 28 as Hollywood continues to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic and new safety guidelines. 

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey return to host for the fourth time. The comedy duo did the honors in 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

Thankful: 'Thank you to the all-white Hollywood Foreign Press,' began the English comedian, who was referencing to the recent uproar around the absence of black journalist in the HFPA

Thankful: 'Thank you to the all-white Hollywood Foreign Press,' began the English comedian, who was referencing to the recent uproar around the absence of black journalist in the HFPA

Thankful: ‘Thank you to the all-white Hollywood Foreign Press,’ began the English comedian, who was referencing to the recent uproar around the absence of black journalist in the HFPA

In good company: He was joined on screen by his wife of over 10 years, Isla Fisher, who could hardly contain her laughter

In good company: He was joined on screen by his wife of over 10 years, Isla Fisher, who could hardly contain her laughter

In good company: He was joined on screen by his wife of over 10 years, Isla Fisher, who could hardly contain her laughter

It is the first ever awards show to be broadcast from two separate coasts. 

Fey, 50, is broadcasting from atop New York City’s Rockefeller Center in the Rainbow Room and Poehler, 49, in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the ceremony is usually held annually.

Nominees will be tuning into the ceremony remotely but presenters have been asked to appear in person.

The impressive list of presenters this year includes; Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Annie Mumolo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig and Renee Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Margot Robbie, Tiffany Haddish, Anthony Anderson, Kate Hudson and Kenan Thompson.

Satchel and Jackson Lee, children of three-time Golden Globe nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and producer/philanthropist Tonya Lewis Lee, are serving as the 2021 Golden Globe Ambassadors.

Jane Fonda, 83, is receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an accolade for film. The acting icon has previously won Golden Globes for her roles in Klute, Julia and Coming Home.

Norman Lear will be honored with the Carol Burnett Award, a counterpart to the DeMille Award that focuses on life achievement in television. The writer, director and producer is a six-time Golden Globe winner.

Nominations were announced on February 3 with streaming giant Netflix receiving 42 nominations across film and television.

David Fincher’s Mank lead with six nominations across film, while The Crown also topped the TV categories with the same number of nominations.

Netflix smash-hit Emily in Paris found itself as one of the more controversially nominated shows, landing a nomination for best TV series, musical or comedy. The show’s star, Lily Collins, also got a nod for best actress.

Much of the uproar surrounding the nomination stems from the snubbing of Michaela Coel, whose HBO drama I May Destroy You failed to land any nominations.

Deborah Copaken, one of the writers of Emily in Paris, even spoke out to criticize the Hollywood Foreign Press for shunning Coel.

Copaken tweeted that it was ‘just wrong’, and later expanded on her thoughts in an op-ed for the Guardian.

‘Am I excited that Emily in Paris was nominated? Yes. Of course. I’ve never been remotely close to seeing a Golden Globe statue up close, let alone being nominated for one,’ she wrote.

‘But that excitement is now unfortunately tempered by my rage over Coel’s snub. That I May Destroy You did not get one Golden Globe nod is not only wrong, it’s what is wrong with everything.

‘We need art that reflects all of our colors, not just some. But we also need to give awards to shows (and music and films and plays and musicals) that deserve them, no matter the color of the skin of their creators,’ she went on to write.

Last year’s 77th Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, averaged 19.2 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched network telecasts of 2020.

GOLDEN GLOBES 2021: THE WINNERS

 MOVIES 

Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Father

Mank

Nomadland – WINNER

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – WINNER

Hamilton

Music

Palm Springs

The Prom

Sweeping the board: Mank is the most nominated film with six nods

Sweeping the board: Mank is the most nominated film with six nods

Sweeping the board: Mank is the most nominated film with six nods

 

Best Director

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

David Fincher – Mank

Regina King – One Night in Miami

Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – WINNER

 

Best Screenplay

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Jack Fincher – Mank

Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller – The Father

Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7 – WINNER

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Foreign Language Picture

Another Round

La Llorona

The Life Ahead

Minari – WINNER

Two of Us

 

Best Animated Picture

The Croods: A New Age

Onward

Over the Moon

Soul – WINNER

Wolfwalkers

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday – WINNER

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Gary Oldman – Mank

Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

Captivating: Vanessa Kirby is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Pieces of a Woman

Captivating: Vanessa Kirby is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Pieces of a Woman

Captivating: Vanessa Kirby is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Pieces of a Woman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Kate Hudson – Music

Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit

Rosamund Pike – I Care a Lot – WINNER

Anya Taylor-Joy – Emma

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – WINNER

James Corden – The Prom

Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton

Dev Patel – The Personal History of David Copperfield

Andy Samberg – Palm Springs

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Glenn Close – Hilbilly Elegy

Jodie Foster – The Mauritanian – WINNER

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Helena Zengel – News of the World

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

Jared Leto – The Little Things

Bill Murray – On the Rocks

Leslie Odom Jr – One Night in Miami

 

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture

The Midnight Sky

Tenet

News of the World

Mank

Soul – WINNER

 

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

Judas and the Black Messiah

The Life Ahead – WINNER

One Night in Miami

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The United States vs Billie Holiday

TELEVISION 

Best Television Series, Drama

The Crown – WINNER

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian

Ozark

Ratched

One to watch: Lovecraft Country is up for Best Television Series, Drama

One to watch: Lovecraft Country is up for Best Television Series, Drama

One to watch: Lovecraft Country is up for Best Television Series, Drama

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Emily in Paris

The Flight Attendant

The Great

Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Ted Lasso

 

Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Normal People

The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER

Small Axe

The Undoing

Unorthodox

Racy: Normal People is up for Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Racy: Normal People is up for Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Racy: Normal People is up for Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Olivia Colman – The Crown

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Emma Corrin – The Crown – WINNER

Laura Linney – Ozark

Sarah Paulson – Ratched

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Jason Bateman – Ozark

Josh O’Connor – The Crown – WINNER

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Al Pacino – Hunters

Matthew Rhys– Perry Mason

Spooky: Sarah Paulson is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama for Ratched

Spooky: Sarah Paulson is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama for Ratched

Spooky: Sarah Paulson is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama for Ratched

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Lily Collins – Emily in Paris

Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant

Elle Fanning – The Great

Jane Levy – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series, Comedy or Musical

Don Cheadle – Black Monday

Nicholas Hoult – The Great

Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso – WINNER

Ramy Youssef – Ramy

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Cate Blanchett – Mrs America

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People

Shira Haas – Unorthodox

Nicole Kidman – The Undoing

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER

Royally good: Elle Fanning is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for The Great

Royally good: Elle Fanning is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for The Great

Royally good: Elle Fanning is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for The Great

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Bryan Cranston – Your Honour

Jeff Daniels – The Comey Rule

Hugh Grant – The Undoing

Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird

Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True – WINNER

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

Gillian Anderson – The Crown – WINNER

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown

Julia Garner – Ozark

Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek

Cynthia Nixon – Ratched

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

John Boyega – Small Axe, “Red, White and Blue” – WINNER

Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek

Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule

Jim Parsons – Hollywood

Donald Sutherland – The Undoing

One to watch: Donald Sutherland is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for The Undoing

One to watch: Donald Sutherland is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for The Undoing

One to watch: Donald Sutherland is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for The Undoing

 

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